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Eighth graders obtain information about the President's Cabinet by using a template, and exploring the bookmarked Internet sites.
In this presidential cabinet learning exercise, students read the 15 descriptions of Cabinet positions and match them to the appropriate titles.
Students examine the Federal Confirmation Process for filling cabinet members by completing a confirmation process flow chart. They research the process, and participate in a mock Confirmation Process.
Students explore web site of Executive Branch of the United States Government, focusing on responsibilities of the Cabinet members.
Students, as Cabinet members, "advise" the President on one current pressing problem or concern facing their department or post. They prepare an Action Plan with possible alternative courses of action that meets budget constraints.
Students analyze the career of Ulysses S. Grant. In this Grant presidency instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Grant's presidency. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture and then participate in an activity.
Students explain the confirmation process of presidential nominees to the Cabinet. They compose a list of questions to ask at a conformation hearing.
Students research responsibilities, programs and government departments of leaders that make up the presidential cabinet, in the form of a Web Exploration, after reading "Dueling Power Centers" from The New York Times.
Students examine the life of President Gerald R. Ford. After reading an article, they discuss his legacy. They collect articles written during his time in office and examine the key issues of his presidency. They write an article about how they feel legacies should be portrayed of a political figure.
Stduents look closely at what one President did at his home in contrast to what Presidents have done in the White House. They take a virtual tour of the White House and Monticello.
November is a great month to learn about elections, and explore the jobs of the president and prime minister.
Students examine the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They explore various websites, listen to a State of the Union address, and write a letter to the President of the United States.
Students analyze period political cartoons as they study the causes of the Panic of 1837. They use primary sources to evaluate President VanBuren's response to the panic and public opinion of the results of his policies. Then they stage a debate using one of the editorial cartoons as a focus.
Eighth graders explore the Presidency of James Monroe.  In this American History lesson, 8th graders analyze primary source documents.  Students develop and execute a strategy for a successful negotiation. 
Students examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were President.'
Students identify specific examples demonstrating how present-day White House reflects duties, powers, and privileges of the office of President, and compare and contrast Thomas Jefferson's Monticello with the White House.
Students examine five president's reasons for entering into a war. Using the text, they answer questions and discuss their answers with the class. They also examine President Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq and how that compares with other president's decisions to go to war.
High schoolers analyze period political cartoons as they study the causes of the economic downturn, Van Buren's response as president, and the reaction to his measures.
Students explore the state of the union. In this U.S. government lesson, students analyze the 1998 State of the Union address and write their own reactions to the speech as they take on personas of cabinet members and political party leadership.
Learners write about and discuss Presidential duties. They study the two competing foreign policy camps in the Bush administration by reading and discussing the article "Bush Team's Counsel Is Divided on Foreign Policy." In groups, students research the recent history of a country and the United States' relations with it. Learners create and present a chart of group findings. Finally, they create a scrapbook of President Bush's foreign policy.

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